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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Sayer, PA, this page will provide added resources for your quest. Read on for specific local information about hysterectomy, surgery options, doctors, hospitals, patient testimonies and more from HysterSisters.com members.
What is a hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, otherwise known as the womb. Rarely is a hysterectomy an emergency surgery. There is usually considerable time to research and explore options for discussions with your personal surgeon.
Read more about hysterectomy.
Most importantly, if you have been told you need a hysterectomy and you have explored the alternative treatments for your diagnosis, there is important information you need to know.
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Doctors in or near Sayer, PA - Find More Doctors
|Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
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One Guthrie Square
Sayer PA 18840
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Articles
Your first decision - What type of hysterectomy is best for you?
Different types of hysterectomy are tailored to a specific set of health needs and surgeon skills. With today's advancing technology and experienced surgeons, most women are candidates for minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery typically allows for faster recovery and fewer complications. Vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and robotic hysterectomy are examples of minimally invasive hysterectomy options.
Ask your surgeon: Am I a candidate for minimally invasive hysterectomy? If the answer is no, ask "Why not?". Seek a second opinion of a specialized GYN surgeon for additional surgery options.
Read more about the different hysterectomy types:
da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy
Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy
|Robert ECHENBERG MD.|
Suggestion by Carolyn Schwartz :
"Dr. Echenberg specializes in female pelvic pain and deals with many interstitial cystis patients. It's not that easy to find a specialist in this condition and especially not one as dedicated as Dr...(Read More)
| ||Bruce KAUFFMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Beth Schrack :
"I have only been a pt of Dr. Kauffmans since Jan 07 I had a emergent D&C and then a f/u LVAH on 3/05/07. He was awesome...great bedside manner very attentive. I was terrified to have surgery but he...(Read More)
| ||Pedro Ramon MENCIA MD.|
Suggestion by NEYDA RODRIGUEZ :
"I Would defenitely recommend Dr. Mencia to anyone because he is a caring doctor indeed. He was able to diagnosed my pre-cancer in the uterus and the endometriosis as well. He was very informative in...(Read More)
| ||Jay R JACKSON MD.|
Suggestion by Makai :
"Dr. Jackson is an amazing doctor that I highly recommend! He treated me for endometriosis and performed a complete hysterectomy on me after my condition only got more severe after years of treatment....(Read More)
| ||Ganga ALVERADO MD.|
Suggestion by Rowan :
"Excellent ob/gyn/surgeon. Worked extremely well with this abuse survivor. Tried all non-invasive techniques before resorting to surgery. Friendly as all get out always had a smile and reassuring w...(Read More)
| ||Alexander BATCHEV DO.|
Suggestion by Gwen :
"I recommend this doctor because he is a great Ob/GYN. On our first visit he came in and introduced himself and talked to me about my history and current problems before I had to change for the exam. T...(Read More)
| ||Christina Cordell BROWN MD.|
Suggestion by Sue :
"Dr. Brown has been my gynecologist for approximately 6 years. She is a friendly and attentive physician who displays real concern and interest in her patients. Following a series of appointments...(Read More)
| ||Kenneth J DZIALOWSKI MD.|
Suggestion by Kymberlee Torrance :
"After years of putting up with painful heavy periods and not being taken seriously by several doctors I found this one. He is compassionate thorough and competent. I highly rcommend him. He per...(Read More)
HysterSisters Recommends Get a Second Opinion
Get a Second Opinion - ALWAYS!
HysterSisters recommends that you get more than one opinion when your doctor suggests a hysterectomy. You may have a trustful long-standing history with your doctor and feel horrified that we suggest such a thing! This isn't a slap in the face for your personal physician but a smart thing for every patient to do.
Set up an appointment with a different surgeon in a different practice and even perhaps in a different town. Take your records with you but also ask for an exam. Ask if the first recommendation is appropriate. Ask for alternative suggestions.
Get a third opinion. You might find the third suggests an even less invasive solution or an alternative treatment to completely avoid surgery.
The key is for you, the patient, to get all the information you can before you agree to surgery. You cannot change your mind once the surgery is done. There are no money back guarantees if the surgery is not the cure for your problem. Be smart. Do your homework.
Read more about getting a second opinion: Give Me A Second.
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